Tuesday, October 15, 2019

REDBOX TO START SELLING TICKETS TO LIVE EVENTS

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Redbox, the DVD kiosk operator, says that it will soon be getting into the discount ticket business, offering unsold seats at live concerts and sports events with just a $1 service fee attached. Tickets will be made available at both the kiosks and at Redbox’s website. According to today’s (Thursday) Wall Street Journal, Redbox has […]

PEOPLE STILL PREFER TO RENT MOVIES ON DISCS

March 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Netflix chief Reed Hastings may be doing all in his power to encourage consumers to forsake disc rentals and switch to streaming video, but a new study by Rentrak indicates that — by a wide margin — consumers still prefer renting standard DVDs and Blu-ray Discs than streaming them online or renting them via video-on-demand […]

SANDLER COMEDY MOST RENTED ON REDBOX IN 2011

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Just Go with It, the first of two Adam Sandler movies released this year — the other was Jack and Jill — just barely kept Sandler’s streak of $100-million hits going (it wound up with $103 million; Jack and Jill only made it to $71 million), but it was the biggest hit of the year […]

BLOCKBUSTER EXPRESS TAKES ON REDBOX

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After making it known that it is looking for a buyer for its Blockbuster Express video rental kiosks, NCR said on Wednesday that it plans to launch a big ad campaign touting the advantages of its kiosks over those of its chief rival, Redbox. (The principal advantage, apparently, is that unlike Redbox users, those renting […]

NEW KIOSK OPERATOR UNDERCUTS RIVALS

March 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

There’s a new player in the kiosk video rental business. Home Media magazine reports that Beverly Hills-based Public Media Works has installed its first 25 “Spot. The Difference” kiosks in Riverside County, CA to test the public’s reaction to its service, which offers Blu-ray Disc movies for 89 cents — substantially below the $1.50 charged […]

DVD WINDOW HURTING KIOSK OPERATOR REDBOX

February 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The deal between kiosk operator Redbox and several studios that prevents Redbox from renting DVDs until 28 days after they hit retail shelves was being blamed for lower-than-expected earnings for Redbox parent Coinstar. While on Thursday Coinstar reported fourth-quarter income from DVD sales of $11.7 million — up from $3.4 million for the year-ago quarter […]

NEW KIOSKS WILL FEATURE FLASH-DRIVE TECHNOLOGY

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

AVT (Automated Vending Technologies) has announced that it will begin to install 20,000 Flix on Stix kiosks in shopping malls, retail stores, airports, hotels, convenience stores, and college campuses throughout the country within the next 90 days. The kiosks will allow anyone with a USB flash drive to download a movie within about 30 seconds […]

REDBOX SWITCHING TO SETTOP BOX

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Kiosk operator Redbox is planning to follow a course similar to that of Netflix, gradually transitioning to online rentals, the company said Thursday as corporate parent Coinstar released third-quarter results showing Redbox’s operating income growing 149 percent to $29.7 million on revenue of $305.5 million, up 54 percent. Faced with analysts’ concerns about its longterm […]

NCR: KIOSKS NOT PART OF BLOCKBUSTER BANKRUPTCY

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The kiosks may be blue and be plastered with the familiar Blockbuster logo, but NCR, which makes and installs the kiosks, assured its customers that it owns all of them and that Blockbuster’s decision to seek bankruptcy protection has no effect on their operations. In an email to customers made public on Monday by Home […]

NO DOWNLOADING AT REDBOX KIOSKS PLANNED, SAYS CFO

September 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

People don’t visit their local McDonald’s, Wal-Mart’s or their supermarket to rent a film from a Redbox machine at the front of the stores, a Redbox executive observed Wednesday as he rejected proposals to turn his kiosks into video stations where DVD renters would be able to download onto flashdrives any of thousands of movies […]

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